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Improving Exploration and Production Processes

3M helps oil and gas companies to improve productivity and efficiency in exploration and production processes. For more information, log in or register on the 3M InfoCentre.


Improves Drilling/Downhole Performance

Scotchlite™ Glass Bubbles are increasingly used as a density-reducing additive in drilling and downhole fluids and cements to improve performance in a wide variety of applications.

Improves Drilling/Downhole Performance

Provides Subsea Insulation/Buoyancy

Scotchlite™ Glass Bubbles also provide an insulation coating to underwater pipelines as well as providing buoyancy in pipelines and ROVs. They act as thermal insulation that stops oil cooling and therefore maintaining flow.

Provides Subsea Insulation/Bouyancy

Increases Filtration Flow and Effectiveness

3M™ Cuno™ Filtration products offer a wide range of filter technologies for solid removal, from refinery process streams to down-hole fluids. Long life and low pressure drop filtration provides superior value in operating and disposal costs while delivering cleaner effluents.
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Improves Filtration Flow and Effectiveness

Prevents Corrosion

Our corrosion protection products help you to limit corrosion at refineries and storage facilities and on transportation pipelines through a range of Epoxy and Urethane coatings. Use the Scotchkote™ Fusion Bonded Epoxy Powders to coat the outside and inside of underwater and buried pipelines or our Scotchkote™ FBE Liquid Epoxy and Liquid Urethane for corrosion coating on field joints and tanks and pipe fittings.

Prevents Corrosion

Ensures Consistent, Reliable Cable Jointing and Terminations

3M provides fast, consistent, efficient and reliable jointing and terminating of electrical cables and repair of hoses. 3M Cold Shrink tubing eliminates the need to use heat and naked flame sources on the rig.

Ensures Consistant, Reliable Cable Joining and Terminations